Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Saturday, June 14th is Flag Day

O say can you see 

Saturday June 14th is Flag Day and this year marks the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner! The Smithsonian National Museum Of American History is promoting a National-Anthem-Sing-Along at 4 pm on Saturday! Cheverly Post 108 Dugout is a registered location, and the Cheverly Pool will be playing the Anthem on its loud speakers at 4 pm as well. Come join us, or stop wherever you are to pay tribute to 200 years of the Star Spangled Banner! O long may it wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Check out all events the Smithsonian has planned. http://anthemforamerica.smithsonian.com 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cheverly Day is THIS WEEKEND!

Cheverly Day 2014 is nearly here! We’re looking forward to a full day of great activities and entertainment, and we’re eager to share the day with you. Bring your friends, your family, and your neighbors to Town Park on Saturday, May 31, for a celebration of Cheverly Day: More than the Sum of its Parts! Get the full schedule here.

Start off your Cheverly Day experience at Cheverly Community Market – May 31 also marks the opening of their 2014 season, which runs every other week, 8am to noon, in the Community Center Parking Lot. You’ll find terrific fresh, local foods that will get you ready for a full day of celebrating and for the week ahead. Visit www.cheverlycommunitymarket.com for more information.

From 10am until 5pm, we encourage you to take the Cheverly Day Shuttle, sponsored by Dimensions Healthcare System. The shuttle will stop at locations throughout town – see our website for details.

In the 11am hour, we greet some fierce competitors: the Annual East vs. West Softball Tourney, sponsored by Foulger-Pratt, begins practice at 11am on the Baseball Field for the noon game, and the Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney gets going in the Community Center Gym.

All that competition is sure to make you work up an appetite! Visit our food vendors – Good Times Catering, Chef Neil’s Wraps, Jamaican Gourmet, LoBu Natural Beverages, Simple Pleasures Ice Cream, and Funnel Cakes. And what would Cheverly Day be without our beloved St. Ambrose Men’s Club Beer Garden? We have your favorite dining options from years past and some amazing new finds this year – truly something for every taste!

At 1pm, Cheverly Day games get going – and this year, we are covering the whole park! The Midway, sponsored by Cheverly West, fills the tennis courts with moon bounces, ride-ons, and classic carnival games. While you’re at the ticket tent, make sure to pick up your 2014 Cheverly Day t-shirt, and take a look at our “vintage” offerings, too! Make your way to the basketball court for our Cheverly Day Miniature Golf Invitational, and to the grassy, tree-filled area outside of the tennis courts for the Ping Pong Adventure Flume and Laser Tag, Visit the lower parking lot for three tournaments: Corn Hole, Foosball, and the Marshmallow Long Drive.

We welcome our Community Groups, Organizations and Politicians at 1pm – the tables on the greenways in front of the Community Center will be filled with activities and lots of information. And 1pm marks the opening of the Honey Bees and Birds of Prey/Reptiles exhibit. Make sure to stop by and meet these great members of our community – you’re sure to learn something new!

At 2pm, get ready for the First Annual Cheverly Day Bike Rodeo in the upper parking lot! Kids can demonstrate their safe riding skills on a special obstacle course and everyone is welcome to donate used bikes.

Our stage opens at 3:30pm, with FREE music from some of the very best performers the DC region has to offer: Elements of Cosine, Nasar Abadey + Supernova, The Alfredo Mojica Quintet, Pan Masters, and In Da’ Cut featuring Ishan Bila. We are grateful to Joseph Smith & Sons/JSS Metals for sponsoring the Cheverly Day Stage this year. Make sure to visit our website for the complete entertainment schedule.

After the sun goes down, the day concludes with the Mayor’s Awards, the National Anthem performed by Renee Johnson, and FIREWORKS!

This year, Cheverly Day really is More than the Sum of its Parts. And we’re looking forward to sharing all those parts with you! Visit our website, this blog, and Facebook throughout the week – we’ll be adding new information to get you ready for the big day. And follow us on Twitter – use the hashtag #CheverlyDay to share your Cheverly Day experiences.

Cheverly Day 2014 is made possible with generous contributions from many individuals, as well as Dimensions Healthcare System, Joseph Smith & Sons/JSS Metals, Foulger-Pratt, Pepco, and Cheverly West. Thank you for your support.

We'll see YOU on Cheverly Day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New this year: the Cheverly Day Bus

There's something very special this Cheverly Day -- the Cheverly Day bus! Every 20-40 minutes from 10am to 5pm, catch the bus from the following locations and leave your car home.
Get all the latest Cheverly Day info -- tons of new games and activities, great new food vendors, the full schedule and all the news you need for Cheverly Day on the Cheverly Day website.  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cheverly Day is May 31!

Have you been following the Cheverly Day blog? With a little more than two weeks to go, there are tons of new activities, new bands and more fun slated for May 31.

The Cheverly Day website has lots of information, including the full schedule (good if you want to print it out and post on your fridge), links to the bands, and details on all the food groups, and attractions. More information is being posted every day, so make sure to keep an eye on the site. You can also join in on Facebook and Twitter!

Now...who's ready for fun & games & FIREWORKS?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

And Now They Are Gone!

The three houses on the west side of the BW Parkway have finally been removed. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, the National Park Service bought three houses a few years ago and slated them for destruction. The houses ran along 58th Place behind the 'Palm Reader's' house. For many years there wasn't any money in the NPS budget for their removal and they sat vacant and condemned. On Sunday the security fencing went up and today the last house was being demolished and the material carted away.  Ward 1 Councilwoman Laila Riazi will be meeting soon with local resident to plan uses for the now vacant land.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Garden Club Plant Sale this Saturday!

The annual Cheverly Garden Club Plant Sale will be held this Saturday, May 10th at the Town Park pavilion.  Plant sales begin at 8 AM sharp!  Pastries and coffee will be sold by the American Legion Auxiliary. Vegetables, native plants, bedding plants, and plants from Garden Club members will be sold.  Limited quantities sell out early.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Great Horned Owl sighted in Cheverly

Chainsaw sculptor Joseph Stebbing, Jr. of Thurmont works on a dead white oak tree in front of the Cheverly community center.  He is carving a Great Horned Owl today and should be back tomorrow to paint and seal the wood. The CHVBlog applauds the decision to beautify the grounds of the community center and add art to our parks.  Other works by Joseph can be viewed at https://sites.google.com/site/chainsawcarvingsbyjoe/

Finished carving - Owl and owlets

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cheverly Day is coming!

Cheverly Day is right around the corner! 
This year, Cheverly Day celebrates the many community groups and and activities that make Cheverly fit together so well...Cheverly truly is more than the sum of its parts!
Visit the Cheverly Day blog and website for the latest details...or follow everything on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Legion Post 108 Chili Cook-Off on April 5th!

Do you have a chili recipe? DON'T SHARE IT YET!!!!

You may have heard inklings about the chili cook-off- and they're true: it is happening and we NEED NEED NEED more entries!!!! Right now we have a few locals, and a few non-locals, - but not enough cumulative entries yet to really test the palates of our esteemed judges panel (which includes our very own Chief Robshaw and celebrated The Grateful Table chef!).   We NEED at least 15 more entries from our great community - so do NOT be shy, and please contact us right away!! Remember, this is a fun and low-key activity that helps your local veterans. We NEED your entries- so please step up.

Lane Thompson 202-674-6898
Eli Robertson 410-919-7937

Details are:

Saturday, April 5 – Cheverly American Legion Post 108 Second Annual Chili Cook-Off.

We will again host a chili-cook-off that will leave your taste-buds reeling!  Entries from all over are desired, not just our uprooted Texans  – here is your chance to shine, earn some bragging rights, and a cash prize!  You can make a run at it solo, or team up with neighbors, friends, and family. Number of entries is limited, don't delay!

Registration will be open until March 28, and the competition entry fee will be $20 plus a required quantity of chili. Guest tickets at the door will be $15, which includes chili and one free drink or beer tasting.  For more information and to register online, visit http://www.cheverlyamericanlegion.org/chili_cookoff_2014.html or stop by the Dugout to pick up a registration form. We hope you'll join us and be part of this one-of-a-kind event.

Proudly sponsored by www.cheverlyamericanlegion.org; judging partly provided by http://www.thegratefultable.com/

Editor's Note:  Chili Cook-Off Winners -
First place: Patrick and Amy Gavin ($150)
Second place: Gavin and Jen Daniels ($100)
Third place: Chad and Nancy Clay ($50)
People's Choice Award: Gavin and Jen Daniels ($100)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CUMC Pancake Supper - Postponed until April 1st!

The CUMC Pancake Supper has been postponed until Tuesday, April 1st!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ladies Night at the Legion THIS Friday!!

Cheverly's American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 108 had the second highest ALA growth in the state of Maryland last year and we want to keep that growth going...so we've started a new tradition of Third Friday Ladies Night at the American Legion Dugout (the downstairs bar).

The Dugout is a members-only bar (and an awesome benefit of joining the Legion family!!), but, on every Friday evening, the Cheverly American Legion graciously invites the community in to the Dugout (come check out their Queen of Hearts game!!), and on the third Friday of each month, the Cheverly Auxiliary specially hosts the ladies of Cheverly at the Dugout from 7:30pm until 10pm to get together and have fun! Members of the Auxiliary will also provide some light snacks this Friday.

Of course men are welcome on third Fridays, too, but we are especially welcoming and inviting the women of Cheverly to come out to the Dugout for some drinks and conversation on those nights.

Special Announcement: Do you have any new or used Wii or Wii-U games that you are willing to pass along to a worthy cause? The Cheverly American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108 is collecting new or used Wii-U and Wii games as part of a statewide Auxiliary project to donate these games to the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET). Sports and adventure games are preferred; no violent or graphic games, please. If you have games to donate please reply directly or contact the Auxiliary at cheverlyauxiliary@gmail.com or bring your games to Ladies Night this Friday!

We hope to see you there this Friday!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Here's why we love Cheverly...

The word went out on this blog and social media overnight that there would be a Cheverly Snowball Fight at Legion Park at 4:30 today. Not only did families show up, Mayor Mike was a very good sport as nearly every single person took their turn pelting him with snow. To be fair, the man has pretty good aim.

So thanks, Cheverly, and Mr. Mayor, for a great afternoon throwing snowballs in the center of town.

You can see photos on the Cheverly Day blog...

East vs. West Snowball Fight Today!!!

image via flickr's creative commons
Meet your friends and neighbors at Legion Park today (Friday, February 14) for a grand snowball battle. 4:30 is the tipoff (kickoff?), so dress warm and get ready!

And if you see those great folks from Public Works, make sure to thank them for the excellent job they've done with all the snow in the past 48 hours!